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We gathered courage

The 30th anniversary of our country’s independence compared to the hundred or even centuries of history of most countries in our neighborhood is really not much. But on the other hand, these thirty years were a period when, due to various historical events (joining the European Union, joining NATO…), we often forgot to look back and remember the origins […]read more .


"Yugoslavia is gone. Now it's about Slovenia. "

Today marks thirty years, which in Slovenia was the result of a plebiscite for an independent state. The words written above were uttered in Ljubljana's Cankarjev dom by dr. Jože Pučnik, 23 December 12, when it became clear that the vast majority of Slovenes, as well as other residents of Slovenia, voted for the creation of an independent state of Slovenia. Jože Pučnik [[]read more .


European Capital of Culture and Forgotten Heritage

Perhaps, perhaps the choice of Nova Gorica as the European Capital of Culture in 2025 also means a new beginning for the proper evaluation of the cultural heritage in the Goriška region. There are too many completely or partially missed opportunities (Bourbons in Kostanjevica, Laščak's villa Rafut, the remains of the Isonzo front, the castle's architectural heritage), which, however, remains more or less left to the ingenuity and perseverance of individuals. Unique Jewish [[]read more .


Royal tomb in Kostanjevica

Wasted memory A number of years have passed since the exiled French Bourbons found their last refuge in the Goriška region (1836). Their last representatives, led by the former King Charles X, rest in a tomb under the church next to the Franciscan monastery in Kostanjevica / Kapela above (Nova) Gorica. Some French monarchists still call the tomb in Kostanjevica […]read more .


They emigrate more and the less educated immigrate

In 2019, more tertiary educated immigrants than emigrants The education of emigrants in 2019 was approximately equal to the education of the entire population of Slovenia. The most common purpose of immigration to Slovenia for foreign citizens was employment. In 2019, 31.319 people immigrated to Slovenia, of which almost two thirds were aged 25–64. Honeyread more .


Excess mortality

On December 1, 1981, more than 200 people died in one day. Most people die in the winter, at least in the summer. In October 2020, for the first time, excess mortality differed markedly from the average of the previous five years, as 24% more people died than usual. The Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SORS) started publishing a new indicator on excess […]read more .

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The Maribor Archive is asking for help

Registers from the area of ​​the Archdiocese of Maribor are available online free of charge from 20 October 2020. Digitized registers are stored on the memory server of the Archdiocesan Archives of Maribor, from where - through the Internet portal MatriculaOnline - they are displayed to the user on a home computer screen. In 2020, the Archdiocese of Mariborread more .


The number of immigrants to Slovenia is growing

The net migration abroad was very positive in 2019 (it amounted to 16.213 inhabitants) mainly due to immigration from the countries of the former Yugoslavia, as 2019 fewer inhabitants immigrated to Slovenia from EU Member States in 2.533 than from Slovenia to these countries. International Migrants Day has been celebrated since 2000, […]read more .

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Centenary of the death of Bishop Mahnič

Today marks the centenary of the death of dr. Anton Mahnič, Gorizia priest, bishop of Krk, professor, poet, writer, critic, Catholic ideologue, editor, educator and candidate for councilor. "Separation of spirits" Even today, Mahnič's advocacy for "separation of spirits" or the so-called cultural struggle and abuses of this concept, which are in the Slovenian public […]read more .

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About the origin of the surname Rozman

On Fridays, Gorenjski glas publishes a new column entitled Gorenjski priimki. It is prepared by history professor Tino Mamić, author of the book Surname, their origin and meaning. So far, the surnames Naglič, Nagel, Starman, Gerjolj, Grjol, Gerjol, Lombergar and Lomberger have been described. This time it's Rozman's turn. The explanation of the surname Rozman is anything but simple, as the explanation […]read more .